Assistant coach Jeff Banks will serve as interim head coach, but sources told ESPN that Texas A&M will pursue Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher with a lucrative offer.
Sumlin’s firing came less than 24 hours after the Aggies ended their regular season with a 45-21 loss to LSU to drop to 7-5 overall.
Texas A&M owes Sumlin a $10.4 million buyout under the terms of his contact, which is to be paid in the next 60 days and isn’t reduced if he takes another coaching job.
Well, this is very interesting here in College Station. There was some reports that Sumlin might resign before getting fired but those were obviously false as Sumlin had $10.4 million reasons to stay until getting the axe. A&M will now go after Jimbo Fisher with a “lucrative offer” meaning they are going to pay him so much money he cannot say no.
There has been some rumblings around Tallahassee that Jimbo isn’t happy and they aren’t happy with him either so this might actually work out for A&M. If not, there are still some big name coaches out there – for instance, Les Miles is doing nothing on Saturday’s! If I was any college program looking for a coach my two phone calls would be John Gruden and Les Miles.
Why haven’t we heard Les interviewing for any of these jobs?